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gCaptain’s full coverage of the food shipping crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and naval blockade of Ukrainian grain ports.


Saturday, June 25, 2022
Port of Durban south africa.File photo: Shutterstock/michaeljung
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A ‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Southern African Citrus Industry

By Semakaleng Motsoere (Bloomberg) –Southern Africa’s citrus industry is battling a “perfect storm” of increased production, rising farming

June 25, 2022
Total Views: 2689

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Boris Johnson Signals UK’s Willingness to De-Mine Black Sea and Help Export Grain from Ukraine
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Boris Johnson Signals UK’s Willingness to De-Mine Black Sea and Help Export Grain from Ukraine

By Andrew MacAskill KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining

June 23, 2022
Total Views: 1170

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Russia Says It’s Assisting Exports of Ukrainian Foodstuffs Via Azov Sea
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Russia Says It’s Assisting Exports of Ukrainian Foodstuffs Via Azov Sea

June 16 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it was facilitating the export of grain and oilseeds from Ukraine through Russian-held transit

June 16, 2022
Total Views: 2013

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
A bulk carrier departs the Port of Odessa prior to the war. Image courtesy VolodymyrT / Shutterstock.com
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Russia Offers Safe Passage to Ukrainian Grain Ships as Turkey Floats the Possibility of Mine-Free Corridors

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Michelle Nichols ANKARA/UNITED NATIONS, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday said it has offered “safe

June 15, 2022
Total Views: 16469

Monday, June 13, 2022
farmer spreads nitrogen fertilizer on his wheat field
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US Quietly Asks Shipping Companies To Ship Russian Fertilizer

By Elizabeth Elkin (Bloomberg) The US government is quietly encouraging agricultural and shipping companies to buy and carry more Russian fertilizer,

June 13, 2022
Total Views: 18278

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Ukraine Grain Exports Via Poland, Romania Face Bottlenecks 
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Ukraine Grain Exports Via Poland, Romania Face Bottlenecks 

By Kanupriya Kapoor SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine has established two routes through Poland and Romania to export grain and avert a global

June 12, 2022
Total Views: 2688

Friday, June 10, 2022
The Sea Mines Floating Between Ukraine’s Grain Stocks and The World
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The Sea Mines Floating Between Ukraine’s Grain Stocks and The World

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) – As the United Nations tries to broker a path for grain from Ukraine and temper worries about a global food

June 10, 2022
Total Views: 2940

Turkish navy frigate underway
Navy

Kremlin Says No Deal On Turkish Navy Escorts Of Grain Ships To Ukraine

by Mark Trevelyan (Reuters) The Kremlin said on Thursday that no agreement had been reached to sell grain from Ukraine to Turkey – which Ukraine says

June 10, 2022
Total Views: 6128

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
A bulk carrier departs the Port of Odessa prior to the war. Image courtesy VolodymyrT / Shutterstock.com
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De-Mining Ukraine’s Ports May Take Months, IMO Says

By Áine Quinn (Bloomberg) — Removing sea mines near Ukraine’s key ports could take months, and hundreds of seafarers are still stranded in the region

June 8, 2022
Total Views: 1330

Explained: U.N. Plan for Ukrainian Grain Exports Faces Hurdles
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Explained: U.N. Plan for Ukrainian Grain Exports Faces Hurdles

By Pavel Polityuk and Silvia Aloisi KYIV, June 8 (Reuters) – Turkey said on Wednesday a United Nations plan to set up a sea corridor for Ukrainian

June 8, 2022
Total Views: 997

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Mariupol port fire
Navy

Putin Says Ukraine Must De-Mine Grain Ports

Turkey, a NATO member, is in talks with the UN and Russia to provide Navy escorts for grain ships and Russia says Ukraine and the west must demine approaches

June 7, 2022
Total Views: 2491

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021
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UN Aid Chief in Moscow to Discuss Ukraine Grain Exports

By Michelle Nichols June 2 (Reuters) – U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths is in Moscow on Thursday and Friday to discuss clearing the way for exports of

June 2, 2022
Total Views: 753

bulk-ship-loading-grain
Navy

Op-Ed: Blockade Running Black Sea Grain Is Not For Amateurs

by CDR Salamander (Op-Ed) The greatest tragedies from war, both directly and indirectly, are those that were clearly foreseen, knowable, or otherwise clear as

June 2, 2022
Total Views: 3753

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
U.N. Had ‘Constructive’ Talks on Russian Grain, Fertilizer Exports
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U.N. Had ‘Constructive’ Talks on Russian Grain, Fertilizer Exports

U.S. ready to give “comfort letters” to shipping and insurance to encourage needed grain and fertilizer exports. By Michelle Nichols UNITED

May 31, 2022
Total Views: 2827

Friday, May 27, 2022
Black Sea Convoys…Odesa, We Have a Problem!
Shipping

Black Sea Convoys…Odesa, We Have a Problem!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.  The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 had a profound impact on shipping in the Black Sea. To prevent

May 27, 2022
Total Views: 5337

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021
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Black Sea Ports Still the Best Way to Get Ukraine’s Grain Moving and Avoid Food Crisis

By Pavel Polityuk, Felix Hoske and Stefaniia Bern CHERNIHIV, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine is desperately trying to export its vast

May 26, 2022
Total Views: 1749

A satellite image shows a closeup of bulk carrier ship loading grain at the port of Sevastopol, Crimea May 19, 2022
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Opinion: Black Sea Grain Battle Could Define Ukraine War

By Peter Apps LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – In late April, trucks with number plates from Russian-occupied Crimea descended on the southern

May 26, 2022
Total Views: 1866

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Russia Blames Ukraine: “They Mined the Ports, Not Us”
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Russia Blames Ukraine: “They Mined the Ports, Not Us”

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (Reuters) – A senior U.N. official is due to visit Moscow in the coming days to discuss reviving

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 2281

bulk ship in egypt
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Mined Ports, Red Tape and Russia Risk Stop Ukraine Grain

By Andrea Dudik and Rosalind Mathieson (Bloomberg) — Resuming Ukrainian grain shipments will be time consuming given challenges that include

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 1275

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
A dockyard worker watches as barley grain is mechanically poured into a 40,000 ton ship at an Ukrainian agricultural exporter's shipment terminal in the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolaev July 9, 2013.
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Russia Is Winning From the Global Food Crisis It Helped Create

By Aine Quinn (Bloomberg) — Russia’s war against Ukraine, while deepening a global food crisis, has made the invader among the biggest

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 4171
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